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My Nose Is Always Stuffy At Night
1nostril at a time: People only breathe from one nostril at a time. Your blood flow engorges that nostril to carry as much oxygen as possible to your blood. After a couple of minutes, it will switch to the other side. It is common, especially with a cold to have congestion and then feel draining after a couple of minutes or to feel different symptoms on each nostril. ...Read more
Virus?: You may have contracted a viral upper respiratory infection. Viruses have to run their course and antibiotics are not indicated. Often times over the counter cold remedies will help with symptomatic relief. If you don't get better or your condition worsen please see your primary care physician. ...Read more
Tired dry eyes: Paradoxically, when the eyes become dried out at the end of a long day, there is a reflex tearing and watering as you try to cover over the dry spots with new tears. The excess tears run down the nasolacrimal duct into the nose causing a stuffy nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nose is constantly dripping, even at night, all night, and now my nose has developed a nasty scab, What should I do?
Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more
Think indoor allergy: Frequently, morning nasal symptoms (sneezing, congestion, runny nose), are suggestive of indoor allergies triggered by dust mite, pet dander, indoor mold or even feathers (pillow, duvet, comforter). An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger through skin testing and direct you on the road to symptom relief. ...Read more
How come during allergy season I can hardly breathe out of my nose & mouth? I have a stuffy nose mostly at night.
Allergy diffi breath: Allergy due to inhalants during spring, summer and fall season does cause nasal congestion, itchy eyes, sneezing and cough.You have prblem breathing out of nose because your nose is blocked due to congestion, thats what happens when you are not treated.You can try over the counter meds like claritin, zyrtec or Allegra with/out sudafed and if you dont feel better see your md who can rx inhaled steroids. ...Read more
Had a stuffy nose/sore throat all day. Went to the gym now my nose is red and warm when I touch , stuffy nose too?
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Good morning... I'm pregnant and my sinus is at an all time high. My throat is sore, at night it's hard to breath through my nose. What can I take?
Allergies: And pregnancy are such bad combinations as there is also engorgement of vessels due to hormones. There are antihistamines now that are safe during pregnancy, your doctor should be able to obtain the list. In addition, nasal steroids can be used if needed, as they should not affect your baby but rather promote the l/s ratio for maturity. Good luck. ...Read more
Had a stuffy nose/sore throat all day. Went to the gym now my nose is red and warm when I touch , stuffy nose too? Is this due to a cold?
Allergic Rhinitis: When you are lying down, more blood flows into structures called turbinates consist of spongy tissue that swells up more and block your nasal breathing. Another possibility is your bedroom environment may contain allergens like dust mites that worsens your allergy. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Easy things first: The nose has structures called turbinates in them that engorge with blood when you lay flat. They can cause congestion at night. One should first try flushing the nose with saline (there are a variety of otc solutions or even gentle sprays). This can help, if it doesnt then one can try the breathe right nasal strips. They can be quite effective. If it continues, then an ENT md will be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes could be allergy: In the evening, pollen and mold spores falls to the earth as the air cools so allergies can be worse at this time. Try having him stay indoors as night falls and close your windows in the late afternoon to keep the night air that is loaded with pollen and mold spores. See if that makes a difference. ...Read more
No fever no pain at all but i wont stop caugh it gets worst at night time my throat whistles this is my 3rd week allready with almost no sleep at all?
Neti pots can : reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. ...Read more
When i breathe through my nose my left nostril always has a dry pain..also get sinus colds very often and drainage in throat all the time. help?
Left nostril dry: Can be allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis(no allergy), w/ post nasal drip and sinusitis due to chronic congestion . Follow up with allergist to test for environmental allergens- pollen, dust mites or foods(milk, gluten,). Also consider gastric reflux Zyrtec for allergy, and ranitidine/previcid for reflux.f/u/ w/ doc https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001648.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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